Dan Bentley hoping to hit clean sheet target against Fleetwood Town on Saturday, and help Blues get the point needed to secure a play-off spot
Dan Bentley has made big strides this season as Blues’ first-choice goalkeeper, and he’ll make his 50th appearance of the season at Fleetwood Town on Saturday afternoon, if selected.
The 20-year-old has picked up 19 clean sheets so far this season, and says he’s now just one off the target he set himself at the start of the campaign.
With Blues needing just a point to confirm their play-off spot, Bentley is hoping he reaches his target at Highbury Stadium on Saturday – as he looks to make it three in a row.
He said; “It’s a fantastic achievement for the whole team to have picked up 19 clean sheets so far and have the best defensive record in the division.
“I’m happy to say we’ve very close to the target I set myself, and that’s 20. I’d love to make it three in a row and reach my target against Fleetwood on Saturday.
“We know if we do that, we won’t lose the game and we’ll get the point we need to make mathematically sure we’re in the play-off places at the end of the season.
“But we’re going there to win the game. We’ve put in some very good performances this season and we’ve got two more games to show that before the play-offs start.
“The defensive record is down to absolutely everyone because it’s a team effort. The lads in attack have worked hard to defend from the front.
“It’s a record we should all be pleased with and hopefully come the end of the regular campaign, we’ll still have the best defensive record in the division.”
On what could potentially be his 50th game of the season, he added: “Obviously if you had offered me 50 games last summer I’d have been absolutely delighted.
“It is a milestone for me, and I suppose for anyone who reaches that figure in a single season. I’m honoured and proud to have reached 50 games in a campaign.”